SIP: From what we've seen of Thermos-type containers, keeping coffee warm tends to leave much to be desired in the aesthetics department. So it was love at first sight when we saw IKEA’s new Behovd vacuum flask, available in black or white: It’s just $5.99 and looks like a Conran Shop purchase. Available at IKEA, 1 Beard Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn; 718-246-4532.
TREAT YOURSELF: Drop the pretense of gift shopping and spend some money on yourself at the Sassy City Chicks Holiday Fashion Bash, home of mad discounts of up to 80% off designers such as Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, DVF, Nanette Lepore and lots more. Plus! Have a crack at winning one of 50 pairs of VIP tickets – which includes early entry at 5PM, complimentary cocktails courtesy of Xrated, lingerie or makeup freebies, and complimentary spa services – when you head to sassycitychicks.com and enter the coupon code 'NBCNY’. Hotel Penn, 401 7th Avenue, 6:30-10PM general admission, VIP entry at 5PM.
GO GREEN: For the cook on your life, a nice alternative to the usual culinary presents (not that we don’t enjoy peanut brittle or fresh pears as much as the next person) is this fresh bay-leaf and rosemary wrath. Not only does it make your home smell amazing, once the season’s come and gone, hang it in your kitchen for months and just keep plucking from it to add herbs to your stews and roasts. The 16” wreath of woven fresh rosemary and bay laurel is $32 from organic McFadden Farm.
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